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The PR Industry is Full of Spin Doctors and Liars

Spin Sucks

On the second day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you: Two lies told consistently about the PR industry and what to do about it. The post The PR Industry is Full of Spin Doctors and Liars appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Infographic: Key 2016 Events That Shaped the Media Industry


Featured Media Research Media Monitoring Media Analysis Trends media relations public relations media industry journalist State of the Media timelineIn the many years we’ve been doing our State of the Media Report , perhaps no year was as transformational or monumental as 2016. With a presidential election taking place, the issue of “fake news” came to the forefront of public conversation, leading journalists to feel that they have lost public trust.

Marketwired Survey Shows PR Industry Still Behind

Spin Sucks

OK, so blog posts, Twitter and Facebook, influencers, and visuals are all really important to the industry. As an industry, we should push to see an even split…someday. What’s worse, though, is the type of “measurement” the industry is doing.

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Why President Obama’s Fee Matters to the Speaking Industry

Spin Sucks

Gini Dietrich describes this matters to an entire industry. The post Why President Obama’s Fee Matters to the Speaking Industry appeared first on Spin Sucks. President Obama is under attack because he has accepted a $400,000 speaking fee for an event this fall. Comments Exactly, Rob! He's earned the prestige of being paid for his. by Gini Dietrich And, I imagine, they get their pay check no matter what. by Gini Dietrich Well said Gini. Totally agree.

Call for Regulation In the PR Industry

Spin Sucks

” The vision of Spin Sucks Pro is to change the perception of the industry through daily professional development and education. Perhaps part of the reason is our industry organizations (PRSA, IABC, CIPR, CPRS, IPRA, etc.) don’t regulate the industry.

Industry Recognition Matters

Ishmael's Corner

The post Industry Recognition Matters appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. We learned earlier this month that The Holmes Report named us one of five finalists for Tech Agency of the Year in the U.S. While some pooh-pooh awards, I view the Holmes Report recognition as a big deal. Our staff works damn hard.

PR Industry Salary Survey Has Bad News for Women

Spin Sucks

The PR Industry Salary Survey. Bloom, Gross & Associates —an executive search firm—just released their PR industry salary study …and it found the pay gap between men and women is still alive and well. Men in our industry are paid nearly $50,000 more than the women.

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Performance-Based Pricing in a Billable Hours Industry

Spin Sucks

After all, when people in our industry charge for performance, it typically means they get paid based on number of impressions, which are totally easy to game. So I’ve been thinking a lot about performance-based pricing or taking a cue from the music industry.

The 2016 PR Trends…How Did the PR Industry Do?

Spin Sucks

But, before we join the fray, Gini Dietrich takes a look at how the industry did against the 2016 PR trends. The post The 2016 PR Trends…How Did the PR Industry Do? It's the time of the year that everyone and their brothers makes predictions for the following year. appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Changes to the Barcelona Principles Hurt the PR Industry

Spin Sucks

During the live session, I asked him why the PR industry has such a hard time measuring its effectiveness. To his point, it IS better than the original definition from 1982, but it still tells no one (including those of us in the industry) what the heck we do. By Gini Dietrich.

Does Wikipedia Present Risk to your Organization or Industry?

Melissa Agnes

This post is about the potential risks Wikipedia may present to your organization and/or industry. Let’s use the healthcare industry as an example, as their Wikipedia risk is amongst the greatest. Wikipedia’s risk on the healthcare industry.

The Communication Industry Has a Perception Issue

Spin Sucks

The communication industry has a perception issue. He thinks communication professionals have a perception issue ; that there are bad eggs in our profession, just like every other industry. If we all begin to think like business owners, the perception of our industry will change.

Guest Post: The PR Generalist vs. The Industry Specialist

PR Expanded

Because PR is relevant to nearly every industry, practitioners can tailor a career in any number of ways. One notable distinction: becoming an industry-specific specialist or PR generalist. Is industry specialist the right path for you?

Be the First to Create an Industry Disruption

Spin Sucks

The reason Tesla, Uber, and AirBNB exist is because there was an industry disruption to be done. What can you do in your industry that is similar. The post Be the First to Create an Industry Disruption appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Self-Hating PR Pros and the Change in Industry

Spin Sucks

The PR industry has, for a very long time, used media relations as the example when describing what we do because it’s tangible. And using media relations as “the thing” the industry does is doing us a huge disservice. A few weeks ago I was in a meeting with a prospective client.

Paucity of digial/social skill at senior PR levels is a threat to the industry

Holtz Communication + Technology

On the surface, the public relations industry seems to be doing just fine. Industry leaders reading the report should be sweating bullets over some of the issues that stand to derail PR’s continued growth.

Trust Me I’m Lying: How One Person is Hurting an Entire Industry

Spin Sucks

” Our industry is not regulated by a governing body so it’s up to us to self-police. Communication Ethics HARO peter shankman pr industry PR Professionals ryan holiday Spin Sucks trust me i'm lying vocusLast week, some news came to a head.

CARMA’s Panel Considers Pharma Industry Reputation

Media Bullseye

This event discussed the reputation of, media and public perceptions about, and policies and practices concerning the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical Industry Insights – Media & Stakeholder Analyses. On October 26, 2016 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.,

Beam Me Up, Scotty! How the Hologram Will Change the PR Industry

Spin Sucks

How the Hologram Will Change the PR Industry appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories Be the First to Create an Industry Disruption Five Goals for Successful Client Onboarding How Difficult Is It to Break into the World of Freelance Writing?

How to Use a Strategic Narrative to Improve PR Relevance

Spin Sucks

How do you or your PR firm stand out in today's noisy world? Guy Murrel says by embracing and adopting the strategic narrative approach. He explains. The post How to Use a Strategic Narrative to Improve PR Relevance appeared first on Spin Sucks.

Where is the PR Industry Heading in 2015?

Ron Torossian

The post Where is the PR Industry Heading in 2015? These days, more and more business owners are realizing that attaining excellent PR services can help them take their companies to unprecedented levels of success.

The PR Industry’s Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Spin Sucks

It’s to change the perception of our industry. I wish there were a body that regulated our industry and forced us to uphold the ethics that PRSA outlines for its members. So what are we going to do about the performance-enhancing “drugs&# in our industry?

ICCO Summit Considers Future of PR Industry

Media Bullseye

The Global International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) Summit, held on 29-30 September in Oxford, England brought together inspiring speakers from PR consultancies around the world, to address the challenges affecting the PR industry today.

5 Ways Hybrid Marketing Agencies Will Transform the Industry

Spin Sucks

Let’s look at five ways hybrid agencies disrupt the industry: They drive change of outdated pricing models. Today’s guest post is written by Paul Roetzer. . Hybrid agencies will come to rule the marketing services world.

Will Lack of Creativity Be the Demise of the PR Industry?

Spin Sucks

Have you seen that Visa commercial where the little girl asks Ray Lewis questions during a press conference, such as, “Hashbrowns or home fries” and “Do you like my dress?”? ”?

Gaining Respect for Yourself and the PR Industry

Spin Sucks

This perception of our industry is pretty rampant and it’s also why mainstream media such as The Economist write articles like, “ Public Relations: Rise of the Image Men.&#.

Fresh Take on “Influence” in the Tech Industry

Ishmael's Corner

The search for influence in the tech industry can at times resemble the hunt by Ponce de León for the Fountain of Youth. The post Fresh Take on “Influence” in the Tech Industry appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications.

6 Ways Women Can Thrive in the PR Industry

PR in Your Pajamas

Today’s guest post talks about the increasingly large role of women in the PR industry. When it comes to sheer volume, women dominate the PR industry. industries, as captured in this infographic about women in business. Women have already made enormous strides in the work world, and the female-dominated PR industry is uniquely positioned to lead the way to real equality. What else do women need to thrive in the PR industry?

Why PR pros should join professional industry organizations

PR Daily

Being an active part of professional organizations can: · Help you stay current on knowledge in your industry. PR veterans can tell you that having a strong network is a crucial element of your career.

4 tips to become an industry influencer

Public Relations Sydney

Becoming a person of influence in your industry can be very rewarding. An industry influencer is someone who is regarded as being in-the-know; someone who others in their industry look to for […].

10 ways TV wrongly depicts the PR industry

PR Daily

When it comes to public relations, pop culture has it all wrong, and that makes for a sad state of affairs when PR professionals try to counter television''s inaccurate depiction of the industry.

Why “The PR Industry is Dead to Me” is Overreaching

Spin Sucks

We had a bit of a debate about it because it’s true you can’t be a thought leader without actually doing the thinking, but at the same time, most executives should not spend their time producing content, even if they have a unique position on something in the industry.

Four Things You Can Learn from a PR Industry Election

Spin Sucks

The post Four Things You Can Learn from a PR Industry Election appeared first on Spin Sucks. Whether you’re a voter or a spectator, an election can be quite an eye opener from a basic relationship-building perspective.

How Harry Potter Can Help Industry Pros

Shift Communications

In fact, they can be essential for building a successful career in this industry. In preparation for your own sorting hat ceremony via the quiz below, here’s a look at the four houses (in detail for you non-Potterheads) and how their traits tie into industry life and professional success….

Is the pharma/health industry now a villain forever?

Media Bullseye

This post, written by Gordon Platt of Gotham Media, is the final part of a series reporting on “Pharmaceutical Challenges 2016: Managing Crisis in a Digital Age” an event at which leading pharma and media specialists gathered to discuss the role of reputation in the industry.

There’s No One Path to Agency or Industry Life

Shift Communications

As with many industries these days, people come to agency life from all walks. SHIFT has been around for 12 years now, and we’ve had many folks on staff who’ve successfully transitioned from another area of the industry or from another profession altogether.

Be the Leader In Your Industry: Blaze the Trail

Spin Sucks

But what is interesting is it likely will cripple the consumer electronics industry. The consumer electronics industry is built around copying the successful products that Apple produces. Steve Jobs resigned last week. This is likely not news to you.

From classroom to boardroom – crisis management lessons from the auto industry

PR Conversations

Aaron Shardey gained a first class honours degree in public relations at London College of Communications this Summer with his undergraduate dissertation offering case study research into crisis management in the automotive industry.

Get in Where You Fit In? The Challenge of Diversity and Fit in the PR Industry


Do they fit within the industry and within certain organizations? Riveria, called out fit as a phenomenon gone elitist and rogue : “Although diversity in many industries has increased in recent decades, progress in the corporate realm has been slower than expected.

How PR can Integrate Industry Reading Efficiently into Workflow

Sword and the Script

Industry reading.” The reality is, the value of reading is in understanding media trends, industry perspective and more broadly, a form of research social medialites call “listening.” The Value of Daily Industry Reading. The 6 PR Outputs of Industry Reading.